WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -- The Wilmington Police Department
is using a new strategy to cut down on crime using the popularity of social
Police officers are currently forming a
social media team to brainstorm ideas on how to connect with the youth of our
community over the internet.
Kevin Smith, with the Wilmington Police Department says the police department
is already online, putting this new initiative into effect.
Smith says their goal is to use web sites like Twitter
and Facebook to connect with our youth and cut down on violence, drugs, and
other crimes in our area.
"It's not a replacement for 911," said Smith. "If someone sees a crime, they should still
call 911. But if they have a concern about
anything that deals with law enforcement, then utilizing the technology they're
comfortable with, that just makes sense."
Smith hopes that by using more social media, the police
department will be able to better prevent crime in our community.
To follow the Wilmington Police Department on Facebook or
Twitter, visit their website.